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Matt Golden, Double Negative, 2011, C-print on velvet paper, cherry frame, 19 1/8 × 17 3/8".

Matt Golden

Limoncello

Matt Golden, Double Negative, 2011, C-print on velvet paper, cherry frame, 19 1/8 × 17 3/8".

The central work in Matt Golden’s solo show “Bisons” was He Who Eats the Durian Smells of Durian, 2016, a piece consisting of twenty full-page photographs as originally printed in the London-based magazines Wonderland and Rollacoaster. Torn out from the publications and arranged under a single sheet of Plexiglas, they depict the distant travels of Juan Carlode, the fictional musician who is Golden’s alter ego. This composition of images was attached to a wooden stage, turned upright, that was taken from the Russian Club, a former bar and pool hall on nearby Kingsland Road, in the hip London neighborhood of Dalston. When the club shut down in 2008, Golden turned the space into a gallery and photo studios. In 2012, Limoncello took over the space; after the gallery moved on, in 2016, Golden focused on running the space as photo studios again. These, as it happens, are often rented

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